The UK transports have been hampered by heavy snow overnight with many bus routes and rail services cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.
Thousands of Schools, Colleges and Universities are also closed as the ‘Beast from The East’ sweeps across the UK and temperatures continue to drop the Met Office is on the verge of issuing a red alert.
There is currently a Amber warning in place that will last across today and tomorrow this is likely to be upgraded due to the extreme weather.
Online website Metro, has said that they are now on the verge of issuing a ‘Red Warning’ meaning heavy snow is still on the way.
The Amber Warning is in place for the most of Northern England and Scotland the Met Office has said “Frequent and heavy snow showers are expected on Wednesday and Thursday leading to some significant accumulations developing. Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur.”
“Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers.
“Some rural communities might be cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could occur.”
The snow could be as much as 40 cm within the worst effected areas and the temperature is set to drop to -5C
The Met Office says: “As it comes into contact with the very cold air resident over the UK, it has potential to produce widespread snow, accompanied by strong to gale force winds.
“As less cold air follows from the south, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain bringing an additional significant ice risk.”
Britain will then be impacted by Storm Emma which will bring strong gales to the UK by Thursday.